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Recent Advances in Ion Sensors 2024

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 949

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School of Chemistry, University of Lincoln, Green Lane, Lincoln LN6 7DL, UK
Interests: chemical sensors; ionophore-based sensors; bio/environmental analysis; analytical methodologies

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School of Health and Life Sciences, Teesside University, Middlesbrough TS1 3BX, UK
Interests: optical and electrochemical sensors; environmental analysis; biogeochemical processes; in situ ion detection
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Dear Colleagues,

Ion sensors continue to underpin the research aiming to address the complex challenges we face in many aspects of our daily lives. From personalized medicine to precision agriculture, safety and security, ion sensors play an important role in the development of diagnostics, treatment and the sustainable management of resources.

In the development of ion sensors that can address these challenges, we rely on the development of new analytical methodologies and the application of new materials, as well as the ability to capitalize on innovations in information technologies in order to develop smart, portable devices that can collect data with a significant improvement in spatio-temporal measurement frequency and share the data almost instantaneously.

We would like to invite you to share your innovations that are related to the aforementioned aspects of ion sensors. We would like to read papers on topics such as, but not limited to: electrochemical and optical sensors; methodologies for the application of sensors to in situ analysis; and the integration of ion sensors with electronic devices in, for example, wireless sensor networks or other smart sensor configurations. Moreover, we would welcome papers describing the utilization of statistical processing that enables simpler data processing, resulting in, for example, the better visualization of sensor data.

Dr. Aleksandar Radu
Dr. Ernesto Saiz
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • ion-selective electrodes
  • optodes
  • smartphone-based sensing
  • in situ analysis
  • continuous monitoring
  • chemical sensors
  • precision agriculture
  • biosensors
  • environmental analysis
  • wireless sensors

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An Electrical Conductivity Sensor for the Selective Determination of Soil Salinity
by János Horváth, László Kátai, István Szabó and Péter Korzenszky
Sensors 2024, 24(11), 3296; https://doi.org/10.3390/s24113296 - 22 May 2024
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The measurement of electrical conductivity (EC) has long been a tool for understanding soil properties. Previous studies concluded that EC measurement is not an ion-selective method, but these papers did not address the measurement frequency. An experimental tool and method were developed for [...] Read more.
The measurement of electrical conductivity (EC) has long been a tool for understanding soil properties. Previous studies concluded that EC measurement is not an ion-selective method, but these papers did not address the measurement frequency. An experimental tool and method were developed for semi-factory conditions in a large-scale soil trough at the Institute of Technology of the Hungarian University of Agricultural and Life Sciences. A specially designed and built test apparatus mounted on the tractor’s three-point hitch was used as a measuring device. The wear-resistant steel elements of the measuring device were also the sensors for measuring EC. This paper describes the conditions of the measurement series, the measurement results, and our conclusions from the experiments with the soil sensor. Different characteristics were measured in soil moistened with K and Ca solutions at different concentrations. The EC values show an increasing tendency with increasing salt concentration, and we also found that the rate of change of EC is different for different solution ratios. Based on our measurements, we found that the best method to isolate concentration differences is to use the test frequency range 20 Hz–250 kHz. Full article
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